Dry skin is the lack of adequete sebum production. Contrary to popular belief, dry skin had nothing to do with water content. That would be dehydrated skin.
Dry skin is characterized by small pores and has a thin, delicate appearance. It can also feel slightly rough and tight. This skin is much more prone to visible aging than other types, but much less prone to breakouts.
Proper treatment of dry skin is crucial. Oil naturally protects the skin from environmental damage and skin aging. Since dry skin lacks sufficient oil production, it needs extra care.
Dry skin tends to be more sensitive, because the acid mantle and barrierfunction are not as healthy due to the lack of lipids. Stimulating oil production and protecting the skin's surface are imperitive to dry skin's health.
Using occlusive products can hold in moisture and protect the top layer, combatting dryness.
- Inadequete sebum production
- Characteristics: Small pores, thin appearance, slightly rough and tight
- Advantage: Less likely to break out
- Disadvantage: More likely to show visible signs of aging
- Goal: Restore the skin's lipid barrier for adequete protection
- Treatment: Moistuizing, with appropriate products and treatments